Lynette D. Greenwood, DVM
Dr. Greenwood has been involved with animals all her life. Her parents knew, from the moment she crawled to her brother’s toy rocking horse and fell asleep in the saddle, that she would be involved with equines one day. At age eleven, Dr. Greenwood acquired her first horse, competed in hunter-jumper events, and eventually worked her way to the thoroughbred racetrack. There, she learned how to care for equine aches and pains. The books of James Herriot confirmed her plans to pursue a veterinary career.
Accepted to veterinary school at age nineteen, she graduated with Cum Laude honors from The Ohio State University in 1986, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She moved to California, where she completed an internship in equine surgery, followed by working at a mixed animal practice on the coast, treating animals from small sea lions to the large bison that starred in “Dances with Wolves.” Her husband’s physics career brought her back to the Midwest where she discovered her passion for small animal emergency medicine and surgery, first as an EVS employee in 1992, then as the owner in 1998.
Dr. Greenwood shares her life with her husband, two grown sons, her two cattle dogs Kora and Annie, and a small herd of retired racehorses.
Marsia D. Wojcikowski, DVM
Dr. Wojcikowski graduated from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 – in the same class as Dr. Greenwood. She’s always had a passion for farm animals but has focused primarily on small animal medicine throughout her career. She joined our team in 1998, giving up relief work for a consistent role here. Dr. Wojcikowski lives with her husband on a quaint little farm where she has raised both traditional and white peacocks, two horses, a few sheep, countless chickens, several kitties, and two dogs. She enjoys organic farming and spending time with family.
Lisa A. Murray, DVM, DABVP
Dr Murray graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986, and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 1994. After years in education, private practice, and emergency medicine, she joined our team in 2016. Her interests include emergency, surgery and internal medicine, and she is also a strong believer in preventive medicine. At home, she devotes her time to her two pets: Lucy, a loving and friendly Beagle obtained through HELP, and Ferrari, a Lusitano horse who loves dressage and trail riding.
Lisel KB Ruterbories, DVM
Dr Ruterbories earned a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, then continued her education at Colorado State University to become a DVM in 2015. Dr Ruterbories has certification and training in acupuncture and medical massage, and has special interests in imaging (radiology / ultrasonography), surgery, and the Human-Animal Bond. At home, Dr. Ruterbories loves spending time with her family: her loving husband, two young children, three dogs, one cat, and a horse. They enjoy travel, art, theatre, and all things animal-related!
Molly joined our team in 2015. She values the important bond owners have with their pets and encourages them in their important role as advocates for their pets’ health. When she’s not at work, Molly enjoys writing, photography, travel, horses, and being bossed around by her 18-year-old feline landlord.
Alison joined our team in 2015. She is both a highly skilled nurse and a tremendously organized leader – she “runs the show” around here on the weekends, and we don’t know what we would do without her! Alison and her fiance Aaron share their home with three dogs, a bearded dragon, and a pet bass. When not at work, she spends her time cooking, hiking with her dogs, rock climbing, and anything that will allow her to be outside.
Amber joined our team in 2016. She is very outgoing and positive, always bringing joy to her clients, patients, and teammates! She graduated from Rockford Career College, becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2015. She and her husband enjoy small-farm living with their young daughter and their animals: dogs, cats, horses, and bees. In her spare time, she enjoys crafts, hiking, horseback riding, and spending time with family and friends.
Carrie joined our team in 2014. In addition to providing great care to our emergency patients, Carrie is an active member of the HELP rescue organization. She enjoys spending time with her blended family (husband Bryan and their three young sons), their three dogs (Roxy, Gemma, & Havok), and a variety of foster puppies.
Christina joined our team in 2014. Christina has a blended family of 7 which includes four kids, a Labrador / Shepherd mix named Hawk (rescued from HELP) and her husband Andrew. In her free time, Christina enjoys cooking, exercising, hiking, camping, and spending time with her wonderful coworkers!
Christopher joined our team in 2016. He completed his accounting degree at Northern Illinois University, and we love his mathematical mind! When not at work, Chris enjoys spending time with his two cats (Booker and Jersey) and his dog (Levi), running, reading and all types of water sports.
Jorden joined our team in 2016. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College, becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2015. Jorden and her boyfriend Ben share their home with two very spoiled dogs (Dusty and Kelley), one cat (Baby), a bearded dragon (Earl), and a Beta fish (Curtis #2). In her free time, Jorden and Ben love to hike and camp with their dogs, and spend time with their many friends.
Kim joined our team in 2002. When not at work, she is kept busy by her three active children, three happy dogs (Bruce, Farley and Emma), two parrots (Kiwi and Tiki), and Willow the tortoise. When she can “get away from it all”, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and all things outdoors.
Maureen joined our team in 2000. She excels at providing tender loving care to our hospitalized patients, making sure they have “a nest,” including blankets and a pillow. She is an amazing nurse! At home, Maureen loves on her family (including three grown children and four grandchildren), her friends, her dogs (Zuzu and Fiona), her kitties (Oliver, Annie, Ellie Blue), and two doves (Sweetie BaBa and Pidge). She enjoys gardening, antiques, and the Cubs.
Meaghan has been working in the veterinary world since 2017 and joined our team in 2019. She plans to enroll in veterinary school soon, and we know she will be a great doctor! When not caring for other people’s animals, she enjoys spending time with her two cats, camping, hiking, and anything outdoors.
Nina joined our team in 2015. She graduated from Moscow State University in Russia where she studied soil science and microbiology – her scientific mind is a tremendous asset as we perform diagnostics. She is also a very gentle caregiver who can persuade any inappetant patient to eat! At home, Nina enjoys books, art, cooking, travel, and spending time with her family: husband, daughter, son, and “pocket pets” in her country house.
Since 1993, Susan has dedicated her career to enriching the lives of both the patients and the team members of EVS. She loves geriatric animals – the older the better – and has rescued several elderly dogs and cats. In her free time, she enjoys reading, movies, music, hiking, nature photography, and traveling to Minnesota to visit her college-age daughter.
Suzy joined our team in 2016, and loved us so much (and we loved her so much!) that she became a full-time team leader in 2017. She and her fiance Chad share their farm home with two spoiled Golden Retrievers (Abby and Huck), and a black cat (Chibbs). In her free time, Suzy enjoys running, music, and spending time with her friends and family.
Tammy, RN, CVT
Tammy joined our team in 2010. She graduated from Parkland College in 1998, becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. She continued her academic journey at Elgin Community College and has been a Registered Nurse since 2013. When not at work, Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband Brian, their two children, and their two dogs (Arya and Elsie). Together they enjoy traveling, running, and trying to keep up with all the kids’ activities!